Fish finding with autonomous surface vehicles for the pelagic fisheries

This time CMR-scientist Rune Hauge takes his knowledge to USA and "OCEANS 16". The results from the trip to the very north of Norway last winter, will be spread among all kind of marine scientists from all around the world.

13.09.2016 by Gunn Janne Myrseth

Fish finding with autonomous surface vehicles for the pelagic fisheries

At OCEANS 16 in Monterey Bay, California, which is home to more than 20 marine science and technology related organizations, Rune Hauge will present the paper “Fish finding with autonomous surface vehicles for the pelagic fisheries”. Co-authors are Geir Pedersen and Erling Kolltveit.

- I will give the listeners a brief introduction to the concept, and show measurement results from field trials using an echosounder equipped unmanned surface vehicle (Sailbuoy). The results show that unmanned surface vehicles are a promising technology for autonomous detection of pelagic fish, Rune Hauge explains.

Testing of this system is an important step in the development of a cost effective and environmental friendly solution for fish finding for the pelagic fisheries. This work is part of the project "Fish finding with autonomous surface vehicles", financed by FHF - The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund - the Norwegian seafood industry’s tool in managing the industry’s investments into research.

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